tj-grant-10.jpgOfficial fighter weigh-ins for “UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson” are slated for June 14 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The same venue then hosts the following night’s pay-per-view event, which features a light heavyweight fight between former UFC champion Rashad Evans (17-3-1 MMA, 12-3-1 UFC) and former PRIDE champ Dan Henderson (29-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC) in the main event.

The first fighter steps on the scale at 4 p.m. CT local time, and doors open to the public at 3 p.m. The weigh-ins are free and open to the public.

Prior to the weigh-ins, UFC Fight Club members are invited to a Q&A session with top UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC), who is coming off a win this past month against two-time title challenger Gray Maynard. That first-round TKO at UFC 160 earned him a shot at champion Benson Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC), which will take place as the headliner of UFC 164 in August. Grant takes the stage at 2 p.m. CT, and doors open to members of the UFC’s official fan club one hour earlier.

In addition to Evans vs. Henderson, UFC 161, the promotion’s first trip to Winnipeg, features heavyweight bouts between Roy Nelson (19-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Stipe Miocic (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Pat Barry (8-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) vs. Shawn Jordan (14-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC); a light heavyweight bout between Ryan Jimmo (17-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Igor Pokrajac (25-10 MMA, 4-5 UFC); and a women’s bantamweight bout featuring Alexis Davis (13-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Rosi Sexton (13-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

The latest UFC 161 card includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
  • Stipe Miocic vs. Roy Nelson
  • Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton
  • Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
  • Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 7 p.m. ET)

For the latest on UFC 161, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: T.J. Grant)

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